Community Chaplaincy Program Expands

As part of JFS’s commitment to mental health and well-being, the Community Chaplaincy program has been expanded. JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman will now serve in a full-time capacity at JFS. The program was initially developed to fill a gap in spiritual need within the Jewish community for those Jews who feel marginalized, isolated, […]

JFNA Announces New Grants to Offer Critical Support for Holocaust Survivors and Additional Funding for Innovative Service Models

JFS has received a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to develop a new federally-funded program aimed at aiding Holocaust survivors. The grant provides more than $80,000 to coordinate services, prevent emergencies and resolve crises among Holocaust survivors, thereby increasing the likelihood that survivors will live more comfortably in their homes and […]

Making an Impact Series March 2019

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Salim is an 89-year-old Somali elder who was […]

Dementia Film and Discussion Series

The Twin Cities Jewish Alzheimer’s Task Force, a collaboration between Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS), Jewish Children and Family Service of Minneapolis, and St. Paul Jewish Community Center (JCC) will present the Dementia Film and Discussion Series. The series, originally offered in 2017, will feature a movie followed by discussion led by a […]

Jewish Federations Announce New Awards to Offer Critical Support for Holocaust Survivors and Additional Funding for Innovative Service Models

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) will receive a grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to develop a new federally-funded program aimed at aiding Holocaust survivors. The grant provides more than $80,000 to coordinate services, prevent emergencies and resolve crises among Holocaust survivors, thereby increasing the likelihood that survivors will live […]

Dementia Film and Discussion Series

The Twin Cities Jewish Alzheimer’s Task Force, a collaboration between Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS), Jewish Children and Family Service of Minneapolis, and St. Paul Jewish Community Center will present the Dementia Film and Discussion Series. The series, originally offered in 2017, will feature a movie followed by discussion led by a dementia […]

Training Designed to Create Dementia Friendly Communities

In 2010 the State of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable. The state chose five pilot communities […]

Seeking Volunteer Energy and Compassion

Are you looking for a way to share your talent and experience with others in the community? You can make a BIG impact by contributing a small amount of time through these new volunteer opportunities. Tech-savvy volunteer to assist clients with the technology (iPads) to support our innovative new counseling service for caregivers. This would entail […]

We’d Like to Introduce Fred Dulles

Meet Fred Dulles, JFS board member and data wrangler at the University of Minnesota. Fred was introduced to JFS by his friend, co-worker and JFS board member and treasurer Steve Levin who persuaded him to become a member of the IT committee. “I said ‘yes’ because I felt like I could make a useful contribution,” […]